Jacksonville shop salvaging items from Jacksonville Landing before demolition

Group working to salvage items inside Jacksonville Landing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As the city prepares to demolish the Jacksonville Landing, a team is working to salvage some of the items inside.

The biggest item Annie Murphy and her team at Eco Relics have salvaged so far from the building is the bar top from Hooters. It's for sale at their shop on Stockton Street.

“We’re all about keeping stuff out of landfills, that’s our mission,” Murphy said.

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They expect to salvage up to 160 items from the iconic landmark before it is torn down, from doors and windows to artwork and lighting.

“It is really cool to see people recognizing certain things, longtime Jacksonville residents,” Murphy said.

She said they were able to salvage some items inside the buildings along the river earlier this month. They can’t access the rest of the building until the last tenant moves out in October.

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A city spokesperson said over the next couple of weeks, the contractor will be stripping out items not attached to the building structure and then heavy equipment will begin the demolition.

It’s expected to be complete by June 2020.

Murphy said the pieces of Jacksonville history her team pulls from the building will be for sale as they’re salvaged.